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What long term effects of alcohol abuse are common?

What long term effects of alcohol abuse are common?

Varied and severe: Long term alcohol abuse has a variety of negative physical and psychological symptoms including vitamin deficiency, liver damage, premature aging, dementia, and chronic sleep deficiency due to inhibition of rem sleep. It is nothing to take lightly, and treatment should be sought as soon as possible to avoid the start of permanent damage. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of caffeine dependency?

What are the long term effects of caffeine dependency?

Tolerance: You can reach a point where the caffeine receptors r blocked and it won't affect you at all-- you can drink it and go to sleep--if you stop drinking as much you will experience withdrawal--headaches & sleepiness--caffeine is a stimulant & can cause jitteriness tachycardia & elevated bp. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of abusing speed?

What are long term effects of abusing speed?

A girl named fred?: but besides that, there was an old saying in the drug hayday of the 60s and 70s (AMONG DRUG USERS) that "SPEED KILLS." That's because it does. Amphetamines, particularly methamphetamine, ages the body prematurely, can cause paranoid schizophrenia like episodes that can become permanent, and if used IV is associated with AIDS, hep C, endocarditis, if smoked causes "crack lung" and is bad for you! ...Read more

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What are the consequences of long term drinking?

What are the consequences of long term drinking?

Too many: 400 characters will not fit the possible consequences of chronic alcoholism. In brief, it may cause social problems, different accidents, suicide attempts, mva if driving under influence, fights, family and work related issues; financial problems, liver cirrhosis; gastric ulcers, heart failure and many many more. Plus, those who drink usually abuse other things such as IV drugs, benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of smoking marijuana?

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What are the long term effects of smoking marijuana?

Marijuana: Long-term effects are dependence, effects on intelligence, memory & respiratory functions. There is also association with psychoses, depersonalization & depression. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of being an alcoholic?

What are the long term effects of being an alcoholic?

Bad: The worst is the damage you will sustain to your brain; hard to measure scientifically but reflected as personality changes that will make you far harder for most good people to like. You have 1 chance in 3 of ruining your liver, which is a wretched way to die, but this & the rest are nothing compared with the loss of enjoyment of most of the other wonderful things life has to offer. You can stop. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of methamphetamine abuse?

What are the long term effects of methamphetamine abuse?

Methamphetamine abus: Has many negative consequences, including addiction. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, accompanied by functional and molecular changes in the brain. In addition to being addicted to methamphetamine, chronic abusers exhibit symptoms that can include anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. ...Read more

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Are the long term effects to memory from cocaine abuse reversible?

Are the long term effects to memory from cocaine abuse reversible?

Not fully: Can work to improve (with pencil & paper or computer games, etc.), but unlikely to see >80% of prior function (unless minimally impaired). Worth the effort! ...Read more

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Can i relapse while recovering from the affects of alcoholism?

Can i relapse while recovering from the affects of alcoholism?

Yes, relapse happens: Relapses and remissions are usual in recovering from alcoholism -- and relapsing does not mean the treatment is a failure. One can always start again. The key is in having a support system (such as aa or other) to return to, and doctors to assist when relapse is happening. There are inpatient and outpatient alcohol recovery programs -- the choice depends on need at the time. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of smoking methanphetamine?

What are the long term effects of smoking methanphetamine?

Death and disability: The side effects are severe, and include physical, social and economic consequences. Short term, arrhythmias and risk of cardiac death, in the medium term, paranoia and psychosis, and in the longer term, loss of relationships, loss of job, income, friends, plus numerous physical afflictions that are the result of not eating enough (it suppresses appetite), and more. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term opiate abuse?

What are the side effects of long term opiate abuse?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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What long term affects of severe alcohol poisoning are common?

What long term affects of severe alcohol poisoning are common?

Death: Alcohol poisoning can result in death. Chronic alcohol dependency can adversely affect every organ in the body except the kidneys. Alcohol damages the heart, brain, liver, skin and even one's blood cells. Severe alcohol poisoning, as per your question, means to me, a very dire situation requiring both immediate and long-term interventions. Check out: www.Aa.Org. I suggest 90 mtgs in 90 days. ...Read more

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Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

See below: Depression, emotinal instability, stroke and intellectual impairment. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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What are consequences of long term (over years) chronic gastritis?

What are consequences of long term (over years) chronic gastritis?

Ulcer: or barrest esophagus if reflux get to gastroenterologist , never smoke , this causes this and cancer, drink only moderate alcohol , never take too much aleve ,aspirin or advil ...Read more

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What are long term effects of mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

What are long term effects of mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

Same as each alone: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine which acts about the same in the brain as alcohol. Using the two together is like using extra alcohol or extra xanax (alprazolam). Over time, it's easy to develop a tolerance to either...So be careful! ...Read more

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What long term effect does 'whisky' have on the liver?

What long term effect does 'whisky' have on the liver?

Cirrhosis: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous while your liver is still working. ...Read more

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What is the long term effects on a child's brain from lead poisoning?

What is the long term effects on a child's brain from lead poisoning?

Lead and brain.: This is very difficult question. .Lead has no specific brain marker=no specific brain area targeted. Certain forms of learning issues can occur but i believe also need to rule out genetics. In lead encephalopathy=moribund= seizures and retardation can be a possible outcome..Medical record pre diagnosis important to review, . ...Read more

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What are the long term negative effects of caffeine consumption?

What are the long term negative effects of caffeine consumption?

Not that we know of: Actually, as drugs go, caffeine consumption seems to be relatively safe (i guess this is why so many of us use it). In some people excess caffeine (more than 500mg/day) may cause elevated blood pressure but, in general, most studies suggest that it is safe, even in moderate amounts. There is even a small study that shows the more caffeine one drinks, the less risk of parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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